The Christmas List that Counts...
I and Me
"You always need to have your best interest at heart.
That doesn't mean become a selfish bitch. It means putting yourself first."
~ Author Unknown ~
Looking after your own well-being is a priority, especially at one of the busiest and stressful times of the year. There is so much expectation especially as a Mother to make Christmas 'the best.'
When I have been unwell I have had to make myself a priority at Christmas often disregarding others wishes. Christmas can be an extremely stressful and isolating time of the year for those with eating disorders or mental health problems. So much emphasis is placed on food, drink and socialising. Everywhere you look there are chocolates, snacks, cakes...its endless and can be frightening and thought consuming. You can become isolated from others whilst avoiding situations surrounding food, its easier to just refuse invites rather than try and make excuses not too eat!
Not any more for me : )
So how did I look after myself this Christmas?
I bought all my veg pre-washed and pre-cooked saving on all prep time.
My baking trays were disposable to save on washing up.
I ate as much or little as I wanted whenever I wanted.
I accepted help from others.